Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Emily in Paris Debuting October 2, 2020

The trailer for Emily in Paris is out now! The 10 episode romantic comedy series is set to debut on October 2, 2020, exclusively on Netflix. About Emily in Paris Lily Collins stars as Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnSep 17th, 2020

WATCH: The Crown Season 4 releases official trailer

"The Crown Season 4" launches globally on Sunday, November 15, only on Netflix......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

WATCH: Here is the Newest Trailer to ‘The Umbrella Academy Season 2’, Showing on July 31!

Netflix releases the latest trailer to the return of their much-anticipated superhero series The Umbrella Academy Season 2, premiering on July 31, 2020, which also features an original song from Gerard Way entitled “Here Comes The End”. “I was originally inspired to write this track when series one of The Umbrella Academy was being shot; […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

By John Leicester and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part, saying he is "absolutely confident in the future" and has "strictly nothing to reproach himself for." Also questioned Tuesday were two one-time associates of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a layer of political intrigue to the investigation of the hugely controversial decision to hold soccer's showcase tournament in a desert country so scorching hot in June and July that the matches will be played instead in November and December. As head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, Platini was the continent's top representative on the FIFA committee that picked Qatar in 2010. The closed-door, secret-ballot vote baffled many at the time, not least because the Persian Gulf nation has no soccer pedigree to speak of. But gas-rich Qatar is pouring billions into the world's most popular sport and has the means to finance new stadiums. Platini, 63, was taken into custody after being summoned to a French police anti-corruption and financial crimes office outside Paris, a judicial official told The Associated Press, confirming a report by online publication Mediapart. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. French authorities did not announce any charges against the soccer legend or say exactly what he was being asked. He can be held for questioning for up to 48 hours, after which he can be either released or formally charged. It was the latest turn in a string of scandals in recent years that have brought down dozens of soccer officials from FIFA and other organizations over such offenses as vote-buying, kickbacks and bribery. French prosecutors are known to be investigating an array of winning bids for major sports events, including the 2018 World Cup, awarded to Russia, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and track and field world championships. Qatar beat the long-favored United States 14-8 when FIFA selected the host country for the 2022 World Cup. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who presided over the vote, has accused Platini of backing out of a secret "gentleman's agreement" to award the tournament to the United States after meeting with Sarkozy, France's president at the time. Platini's representatives said he was taken into custody only for "technical reasons." His lawyer, William Bourdon, explained that police wanted to ensure that Platini and other witnesses couldn't confer with each other about their accounts. Also detained Tuesday was Sophie Dion, a former sports adviser in Sarkozy's administration, the judicial official said. She was released late in the evening. Claude Gueant, former secretary general of the Elysee presidential palace under Sarkozy, was questioned as a witness and not detained. French prosecutors previously questioned Blatter. Ahead of the FIFA vote, Sarkozy hosted a meeting in November 2010 that brought Platini together with Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, then the crown prince of Qatar and now its ruling emir. Al-Thani also owns the French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, and Sarkozy frequently attends its games. Platini has long insisted that the meeting did not influence his vote for Qatar less than two weeks later. "Sarkozy never asked me to vote for Qatar, but I knew what would be good," he told the AP in 2015. But in the same interview, he also said that he "might have told" American officials earlier that he was going to vote for the United States' bid. Blatter quoted Platini as saying ahead of the vote: "I am no longer in your picture because I have been told by the head of state that we should consider the situation of France." FIFA had no comment on Platini's detention and said it has made a "full commitment to cooperating with the authorities." As a player, Platini was one of the best ever, a creative midfielder who lit up the pitch for club and country. He helped France reach the World Cup semifinals in 1982 and 1986 and led his national team to the 1984 European Championship title. He also played club soccer for Nancy and Saint-Etienne before switching to Italian club Juventus. He won three straight Ballon d'Or titles as the best player in Europe while playing for Juventus from 1983 to 1985. Both Platini and Blatter were toppled from their positions at the top of soccer in 2015. Platini was banned by FIFA for financial misconduct in connection with a $2 million payment authorized by Blatter — a suspension set to expire in October. ___ AP Global Soccer Writer Rob Harris in Nice, France, and AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar in Geneva contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Iloilo s Rabiya Mateo crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 14.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The wait is finally over. After eight months since the official presentation of candidates was staged, new Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo. The announcement came live directly from Baguio Country Club in Baguio City on Sunday morning October 25......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Germany virus death toll passes 10,000: health institute

Germany has suffered more than 10,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to official data published Saturday.  People wear face protecting masks on October 22, 2020 downtown Munich, amid the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) A total of 10,003 deaths have been recorded by the Robert Koch Institute, a federal government agency, with 418,005 infections recorded nationwide. Of those, 14,714 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours — a daily record. Robert Koch Institute president Lothar Wieler said Germany was facing a “very serious” situation and asked the population to adhere to social distancing measures. Germany was spared during the first wave of coronavirus infections that hit Europe in spring but is now suffering a sharp increase in cases along with the rest of the continent. Authorities have tightened measures against the pandemic including the adoption of a public assembly ban. Chancellor Angela Merkel last weekend asked the country to reduce their social contact and stay home as much as possible. “What winter will be, what our Christmas will be, will be decided in the days and weeks to come,” she had warned......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Cebu City to look for relocations sites for informal settlers living along riverbanks

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that more than 1,000 informal settlers living along the riverbanks need to be relocated. This he revealed after meeting the Office of Building Official (OBO) and the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, to discuss the situation of the waterways […] The post Cebu City to look for relocations sites for informal settlers living along riverbanks appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) here has identified 83 establishments violating the three-meter easement policy along major waterways in the city. The OBO conduced an inspection on October 19 and 20, 2020, in various riverside areas in the city after flash floods and landslides have become frequent in the past […] The post OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Only 3 active COVID-19 cases left in Bogo City as of Oct. 19

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Bogo City in northern Cebu is left with only three active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Monday, October 19, 2020. The city government shared the good news in an advisory posted on its official Facebook page shortly after noontime on Monday. In its advisory, the city said that its active […] The post Only 3 active COVID-19 cases left in Bogo City as of Oct. 19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

BREAK: Making it official, House ratifies Velasco’s election as Speaker

MANILA, Philippines —It’s official: Alan Peter Cayetano out, Lord Allan Velasco in. This came after the House ratified Velasco’s speakership election during Tuesday’s (October 13, 2020)  session held earlier than the 3 p.m. schedule. With Deputy Speaker Conrado Estrella III presiding, Deputy Majority Leader Rimpy Bondo moved that nominal voting be conducted to ratify the […] The post BREAK: Making it official, House ratifies Velasco’s election as Speaker appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

BREAK: Cayetano resigns as Velasco’s speakership election ratified

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced Tuesday, October 13, 2020, his resignation from his post, ironically while Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco’s speakership election was being ratified in the plenary. In a Facebook live video, Cayetano announced his “irrevocable resignation” amid his speakership battle with Velasco. Read: BREAK: Making it official, […] The post BREAK: Cayetano resigns as Velasco’s speakership election ratified appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Locsin in China until October 11 for bilateral meeting, DFA says

"Upon the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. will undertake an Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 09 to 11 October 2020," DFA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Skyworth launches official store on LAZADA

Skyworth, one of the world's leading television brands, is officially launching its official store on e-commerce platform Lazada this October 2020......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

WATCH: Netflix Releases Trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor

From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

NBA and Titan announce multiyear merchandising partnership in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, July 23, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Titanomachy International, Inc. (Titan), the Philippines’ leading basketball specialty concept store, announced today a multiyear merchandising partnership to relaunch the official online NBA Store in the Philippines.   Operated by Titan, will go live Thursday, Aug. 6 and will provide fans across the Philippines with access to official NBA products on all mobile devices. will offer a comprehensive selection of authentic NBA merchandise from all 30 teams, including jerseys, shirts, footwear, headwear, outerwear, accessories, and equipment from brands including Nike, Jordan Brand, Mitchell & Ness, New Era, Herschel, Spalding and Stance.   “Our partnership with Titan provides an exciting opportunity to engage and deliver an enhanced digital retail experience to NBA fans in the Philippines,” said Lesley Rulloda, NBA Asia Associate Vice President of Global Merchandising.  “We look forward to providing passionate Filipino fans with unprecedented access to authentic NBA products through the relaunch of the league’s online store.” “At Titan, our mission is to inspire consumers to love the game through the best basketball products, stories and experiences,” said Mike Ignacio, Managing Director of Titanomachy International, Inc.  “Our newly-forged partnership with the NBA will enable us to cater to a wider range of Filipino basketball fans and equip them with new ways to express their love for their favorite teams, players and league.” As the league’s 25th branded international online store, will offer special collections and exclusive product releases highlighted by locally designed apparel.  During the launch, will showcase the NBA Philippines Tees Collection, featuring four unique designs inspired by the country’s premier NBA fanbase and passion for the game of basketball. Fans can visit and sign up for the newsletter to get access to exclusive offers on authentic NBA merchandise, and follow on Facebook and Instagram for more information on NBA product launches and brand highlights.   Filipinos can also watch NBA Republika Huddle on the NBA Philippines Facebook page, designed as a platform for local influencers, sports personalities and fans to discuss the latest events and happenings around the league. For all the latest NBA news and updates, visit and follow NBA Philippines on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

Netflix Releases Trailer for Japanese Animation Film ‘A Whisker Away’

Keep an eye out for a new Japanese animation film that’s coming to Netflix this June 18. Directed by “Sailor Moon” director Junichi Satoh and written by Mari Okada of “Anohana”, “The Anthem of the Heart”, “A Whisker Away” tells a story of love, and a great deal of cat! This story is of Miyo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 29th, 2020

Coronavirus world toll at 1100 GMT Tuesday, May 12, 2020(7PM Philippine Time)

PARIS - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 286,122 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday(7PM Philippine time)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Coronavirus world toll at 1100 GMT Saturday, May 9, 2020(7 PM Philippine time)

PARIS - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 274,617 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

WATCH: The Official Trailer of Extraction, Premiering on Netflix on April 24

Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: UST Golden Spikers take on home workout challenge

Even with the whole of Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, players of the University of Sto. Tomas men’s volleyball team found ways to keep themselves in tip-top shape. Some of the Golden Spikers posted on their social media accounts videos of them taking on the home workout challenge and how they protect themselves from the dreaded virus.   WEWE MEDINA         View this post on Instagram                   March 17,2020 Workout with mama and cousin ???????? A post shared by Manuel Andrei Medina (@wewemed) on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:58pm PDT Back in his hometown in Orani, Bataan, Wewe Medina follows a daily workout routine while waiting for the community quarantine to be lifted.     “Everyday po talaga ako nag-workout. Ang hirap po kasi mapahinga and tumaba and bawas po talaga sa food,” he said. Medina also sees the lockdown as a chance to bond with his family. And what better way to spend time with them than working out together.       “Lockdown po dito sa province namin so lagi lang po kami nasa house and ayun lagi lang pong bonding with them,” said Medina.    JAU UMANDAL UST Golden Spikers home workout challenge Instagram: umandaljoshua — Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) March 18, 2020 The national team member gets a little creative with his workout. In his video, Umandal plays with his cute little cousin while doing lunges. “Pinapangalagaan ko ang sarili ko sa panahon ng COVID-19 through workout. Siyempre pampalakas ng katawan,” said UST’s leading scorer. “Nagti-take rin ng vitamins and kumain ng mga healthy food.”   “Saka palagi kami nag lilinis ng bahay at palagi kami gumagamit ng alcohol para sa safety din naming,” added Umandal. Umandal works out twice a day while binge-watching series on Netflix.   “Ang mga activities na ginagawa ko habang naka community quarantine kami is watching series in Netflix and work out every morning and evening para ma-maintain yung body fat,” he said. “Kasi ‘di naman sure if cancelled ba talaga ang UAAP mas okay na naghahanda ka pa ren kaysa sumabak ulit ng walang kondisyon ang katawan.”   LORENZ SENORON         View this post on Instagram                   Sweat, Smile, Repeat???? A post shared by Lorenz Señoron (@lorenzsenoron) on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:38pm PDT This rookie follows a strict schedule when it comes to his home workout and activities. “What I usually do ngayon nag-stay lang sa bahay. Every morning, 7:00 a.m. workout and pahinga. Have some chill, time watch movies and then at 5:00 p.m. back to workout pa din,” said the very disciplined freshman. “Kasi kahit suspended pa ang UAAP I need to keep myself na kondisyon pa din,” added Señoron. “Para if ever na bumalik na sa training hindi mabibigla ulit at ready pa din sa upcoming games.” To keep safe in these trying times, Señoron follows the government’s directive to stay at home and keeps himself healthy.        “Stay lang palagi sa house para makaiwas sa lugar na maraming tao and proper hygiene, and gamit palagi ng alcohol para ma-sanitize,” said Senoron. “Water lang palagi kong iniinom and of course ‘di pwedeng mawala kumakain pa din ng tama.”   GENESIS REDIDO UST Golden Spikers home workout challenge Instagram: redido.genesis — Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) March 18, 2020 UST coaches gave their players a home workout program to follow during the long break. Redido makes sure to follow the workout routine to a tee as well to keep a healthy diet while at home.    “First of all siyempre stay at home. Eat healthy foods. Mag-home workout pa rin kasi may ibinigay naman na program ang coaches,” he said. “Siyempre, bawal pa rin sa matatamis. Kumain lang ng tama.” In between his workouts, Redido spends his time on movie binge-watching or helping out on household chores.     CHARLEE MAGPAYO         View this post on Instagram                   NO EXCUSES!! #homeworkout ???? A post shared by CharlesMagpayo???????? (@charlee_dodds) on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:02pm PDT The Luzon lockdown as well as the suspension of the UAAP Season 82 is not an excuse to slack around. Magpayo makes sure that no time will be wasted while he’s stuck at home in Orani, Bataan.          “Hindi ako makakalabas papunta sa gym kase sarado lahat ng mga barangay so the first thing i do is home workout syempre,” he said. And his weapon of choice: kettlebell When done with his workout, Magpayo is busy with other activities. “Sko ang nagluluto sa amin and inaalagaan ang pamangkin ko,” he said. “Sometimes kapag bored ako nagagawa kong mag-Tiktok and manood ng Netflix, haha!”     Show your school spirit. Get official UAAP university licensed merchandise from --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

Thirdy Ravena most likely headed to Japan s B.League

Thirdy Ravena had a pretty strong 2019 in his last year as a Blue Eagle for the Ateneo. His 2020 is already off to a good start too, topscoring for Gilas Pilipinas in the national team's first-ever win of the decade. With all that being said, Thirdy has been recognized for his great work, being named Mr. Basketball by the Philippine Sports Association for its 2020 annual awards. Ravena ended the reign of San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo, who was Mr. Basketball for the last three years. "I'd like to thank PSA for the award," Thirdy said Friday during the award's night at Manila Hotel. "Laking motivation na naman to para sakin and this honor is for my family, friends, and everyone who stuck with me," he added. What's next for Mr. Basketball? Well nothing is quite official just yet. For the meantime, Thirdy will be training with Gilas Pilipinas and when the new season comes, Ravena might be seen taking flight in Japan. Thirdy says he has a number of teams from the B.League, both in Division 1 and Division 2, that are taking an interest in him. He will mull all offers and make a decision when the time is right. The current B.League season is currently ongoing and a new calendar year typically starts around October. "As to my journey, I'm most likely headed to Japan. I think right now there are 4-5 offers na from different teams," Ravena said. "We'll wait for other offers and see which is the best decision possible," he added. With a few months to spare though, Thirdy is 100 percent with Gilas Pilipinas. The national team, not counting the cancelled game against Thailand, won't play in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers until November of this year. The cadets will train with multiple stops abroad as the Gilas program continues with its development aimed for the future. "Right now I'm focusing with Gilas, now that we're here," he said. "We'll have an out-of-the-country trip para sa training lang. Right now that's my focus," Thirdy added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020